Moving Forward: Vol. 18, Issue 3

Beginning the day after Martin Luther King Remembrance Day, the Joint Committee on Appropriations began agency hearings on the state budget. The Governor opened up on Tuesday with a recap of his budget priorities delivered during the State of the State; as of print time on Thursday, hearings are ongoing.

This week, we will focus on the Governor's proposed budget for the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, DBHDD, and the proposed budget relating to the Department of Justice settlement agreement. Please see details below.

If you'd like to follow the FY 2013 Amended Budget and the FY 2014 Budget through the General Assembly, the budget bills are filed as HB 105 through HB 110. You can view the budget yourself at

Moving Forward PDF File